Frequently Asked Questions

People dancing around the maypole at Halsway Manor


Do you have a bedroom plan?

Yes, these are available here.

Do you have accessible bedrooms?

Yes, we have two wheelchair accessible rooms and four other rooms downstairs.

Can I bring my partner/friend who is not doing the course?

Yes, we offer non-participant prices for people sharing a room with a course participant.

Can I stay on a Sunday night?

Maybe. We sometimes offer this, please ask at time of booking.

Do you provide towels and bedding?

We do, but you’re always welcome to bring your own if there’s something that you prefer to use. Spare pillows and blankets are available in the rooms.

What if I have to cancel?

Please see our cancellation policy for your options. Halsway Manor Society membership gives you cancellation benefits if you become a member before you cancel.

Getting here and arrival

What should I bring?

Bring your walking boots, the Quantocks are beautiful. Appropriate clothes for the British weather and any instruments you need. Toiletries.

Can I get to you on public transport?

Yes, we are on a bus route from Taunton which is connected to the main UK rail system. Please see for more information.

What time can I arrive?

Check in is usually at 4pm on Mondays and Fridays. Just come in the front door. Unless you’ve been told otherwise, your first session or workshop will begin after dinner.

Camping or bringing a campervan

What facilities are there for campers?

Campers can use the showers and toilets in the manor.

Have you got hook-ups for a caravan or campervan?

Yes there are four hook-ups, two by the manor and two in the water garden. These can be used on a first come, first served basis and cannot be booked.

Can I empty my camper waste?

Yes there is a waste disposal point in the water garden opposite the manor.


Can I hire the whole property?

Maybe! We offer a year-round programme but are happy to discuss hires which meet our charitable aims and objectives.

Can I bring my dog?

No. We do not allow dogs anywhere on-site unless it is a registered assistance dog.

Is there wi-fi?

Yes wi-fi is available in the bar, library and hall areas. 4G coverage is good.